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What if The Walking Dead Had an 8-Bit Game?

The Walking Dead has, no doubt, been a huge success for A&E, a surprise series considering the content this cable network usually releases.  Zombies were here to stay and the amount of support that A&E put behind The Walking Dead was obvious.  From the first episode that, for many viewers, went too far to the storylines they covered later, A&E were nearly betting the farm on this franchise.  What is interesting is that The Walking Dead was originally a comic book series.  For a lot of viewers, that is probably news.  Now, thanks to CineFix we can see what The Walking Dead would possibly look like had it been released for 8-Bit platforms such as the Nintendo Entertainment System or Sega Master System or Commodore 64 gaming computer.

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Puyo Puyo Style Puzzler Released for Sega Genesis by Homebrew Developer

Puzzle game fans know the name Puyo Puyo, or a variation including Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine or Kirby’s Avalanche.  Repixel8 is taking that familiar formula and adding their own little twist to the gameplay to make Doroppu its unique and its own.  Just like Puyo Puyo, Doroppu is a single or two player in split screen puzzle game.

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Someone Call a Doctor, SORS Follows in the steps of Papers, Please with Dystopian Future Medical Adventure

Dystopian future games have been popular in gaming, and general entertainment, for years.  Cult classics such as Snatcher, while not million sellers still hold a special place in the hearts of gamers that played them.  One such cult classic, cut from a much more modern cloth is Papers, Please by Lucas Pope.  The gameplay is similar to Papers, Please but there are some glaring differences that separate the two titles, allowing SORS to go on its own.

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Robocop versus Terminator for Nintendo Entertainment System Now Available

Unreleased titles that receive unofficial releases by fans are a dubious endeavor to say the least.  For most gamers it is a very wide gray area that they are sometimes fine with traversing depending on the title(s) in question.  For many, an unofficial Star Fox 2 on cartridge release is worthwhile, but how many feel the same for say, Robocop versus Terminator on the Nintendo Entertainment System?

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The Lost Boys Finally See Game Release on Nintendo Entertainment System

The Lost Boys, a cult classic movie from the late 80’s about a group of vampires living the surfer style life in California, is finally the subject of a Nintendo Entertainment System.  The Lost Boys on the NES is a 2D side scrolling action adventure title which is available on cartridge from Chipmasters.  Interestingly, this game was created at the request of Edgar Frog himself- Corey Feldman.

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Race Mickey and Friends Around Walt Disney World Quest- Magical Racing Tour on Playstation – Today in History – March 23rd, 2000

Most people reading this have had at least one fleeting notion in their lives to go racing around the attractions at Walt Disney World/Land.  Come on, you know you have wanted to put the pedal to the metal on at least one ride.  Whether that be Haunted Mansion or Space Mountain, one of the attractions has caught your speed demon thoughts at one time or another.  In Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour you could do just that.  Best of all, you don’t have to worry about hitting patrons or staff.

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After Burner II Allows You to Pilot Your F-14 Tomcat through the Unfriendly Skies on the Sega Genesis – Today in History – March 22nd 1990

Sega’s Genesis was known for the arcade ports.  From Midnight Resistance to the Altered Beast and countless others, Sega knew they had an uphill battle.  Going with the arcade ports was smart for the 16-Bit era and it could have carried them well into the 32-Bit era had they done it right.  That is Sega’s problem, historically, they have not handled things right.  With After Burner II for the Sega Genesis, we saw a pretty decent version of the arcade game in your home but for many gamers, there was just not enough here to get excited about.  That started with the source material, not so much the port to the Genesis.

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Take Kratos to Hades and Back in God of War for Playstation 2 – Today in History – March 22nd, 2005

God of War was one of the first games that I saw on the Playstation 2 that really made me sit up and take notice.  I knew of the PS2 prior to God of War but it was more passive interest for me.  The idea of controlling this guy that was to take on the Greek Gods one at a time was just too cool a game to pass up for many gamers.  What Sony was doing here was continuing to separate their console from the pack.  You were not going to be playing God of War, or anything like it, on Xbox or Gamecube or PC.  While not perfect, God of War did exactly what it was meant to do- move consoles.

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Revenge of the License: The Red Star

A year before Liberty Prime proclaimed Communism as the very definition of failure in Fallout 3, XS Games unveiled the project they had taken over from Acclaim after that studio went belly-up and declared bankruptcy in 2004. This project had languished in development hell for three years and was released far too late in the PlayStation 2’s life cycle to make any headway when put up against games like Resistance: Fall of Man. XS Games persevered, because they believed it deserved to see the light of day, In doing so they simultaneously delivered one of the most unique PS2 games ever seen, and answered the sage-perplexing question, “What do you call a game that combines the shooting mechanics of Gunstar Heroes, the brawling system of Final Fight, and the bullet hell style of Ikaruga?” with three simple words: The Red Star.

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Boulder Dash Finally Sees Light of Day on Mattel Intellivision

The Mattel Intellivision was quite the unique console, it was not all that well received by the fans of the time but #retrogaming fans are reviving it on a regular basis.  One such revival for the Mattel Intellivision is a new release for a game that Atari had a hold on, Boulder Dash.  Thanks to a partnership between First Star Software, original publishers of Boulder Dash on the Atari 400/800, and Classic Game Publishers/Elektronite, Boulder Dash is officially available for a new platform.


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